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12th November 2021

Heritage Prevails
Good for St. David's becoming a city again. What a beautiful cathedral. If we get to this town we will definitely try that ice cream!
6th November 2021

Skomer Island
Wow, this place looks incredible. After my Scotland trip in the summer, I think puffins have become my favourite birds! They were very few and far between to spot up there though. So wonderful to see an island just full of them! And congratulations both on your wonderful happy news! I imagine the little bairn has been born by now, so congratulations on parenthood! ?
From Blog: Skomer Island
8th November 2021

Puffins
The island really is incredible. I suggest you add it to your bucket list if you are a huge Puffin fan. Thank you! She's nearly 3 years old now. I am so far behind on writing up my blogs, but have actually nearly caught up! As you can imagine, I haven't done much travelling since she came along :D
From Blog: Skomer Island
30th October 2021
Into the burrow

Puffins
I love puffins.
From Blog: Skomer Island
1st November 2021
Into the burrow

Puffins
Such beautiful and comical birds
From Blog: Skomer Island
30th October 2021

Lots of surprises
It sounds like a great trip and congrats! I know you are behind in blogging but I enjoyed reading so keep them coming.
From Blog: Skomer Island
1st November 2021

Blogs
Thanks for commenting. I am slowly catching up with my blogs :)
From Blog: Skomer Island
30th October 2021

Beijing
Thank you for taking me on such an amazing journey through China, Alan. Great to read you had a wonderful time during your first Asian experience, and what a choice of country to start off with! I remember visiting the Forbidden City in 2002, and walking through the huge complex thinking it would never end! I also remember enjoying feeling like a minor celebrity to start with, but then getting a bit irritated myself with all the looks and attention everywhere. Glad you had a wonderful time there, and thanks for an amazing read and journey Alan ?
1st November 2021

China
Thank you for commenting. I am glad you enjoyed my China journey and sounds like its made you reminisce from your past visit :)
23rd October 2021
St David's cathedral

What a beauty.
Spectacular St David's...great shot Alan. I have posted this in TB's 'Cathedrals, mosques, grand churches & places of worship' thread in the Photography Forum. Check it out.
25th October 2021
St David's cathedral

St. David's
Thank you, Dave. It is such a beauty indeed. I'm pleased to see it make Photography Forum :D
10th October 2021

Absorbing Beijing
Wow, did a great deal. You use every minute to the fullest. This location is still on our list. Who knows how many years it will be before they open up again. The Temple of Heaven certainly looks beautiful.
10th October 2021

Beijing
I really do try to get the most out of my trips. You never know if you'll ever get that chance to visit again. I hope someday you guys manage to get to Beijing.
9th October 2021
The beautiful Inside of the Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven
Tiantan...one of my favourite places...great shot!
10th October 2021
The beautiful Inside of the Temple of Heaven

Great shot
Thank you! I'm so glad the photo came out well ☺️
9th October 2021

Beijing
You really managed to pack in a lot of major sites in Beijing in such a short time, Alan...well done! Yet just a smidgeon of what Beijing has to offer. During the Opium Wars in the 19th Century the foreign Allied armies gave the Chinese an ultimatum that they would destroy one of the major sites if their demands were not met. The Forbidden City was on the list. That you saw it in the 21st Century is testament to good fortune that the dice did not fall on its destruction back then.
10th October 2021

Beijing
I'm glad you feel I managed to see a lot within my short few days in Beijing, it is a shame I couldn't have had longer there. I'm so glad the odds were in the Chinese favour and I managed to see the Forbidden City. What a magnificent place to be able to visit
26th September 2021

Great Wall of China
Wow, some pretty impressive shots of the Great Wall Alan - well done! And great to see you were able to get so many empty shots, and ones of you alone too. I also find it frustrating at busy places trying to avoid having other people in my photos. And well done on the 4/7 Wonders of the World! You're past halfway now ?
28th September 2021

Great Wall
Thanks Alex. I am so glad to have experienced the Great Wall of China without all those crowds :D
19th September 2021

Xi-an
Thanks Alan. Please do share the details, it would be interesting to look into :)
5th September 2021
Playing games with the children

Lovely photo
Lovely photo Alan ?
13th September 2021
Playing games with the children

Photo
Thanks :)
5th September 2021

Xi'an
Great to catch up again on your China blogs Alan ? A great read as always ? Wow, I had no idea that there was a Muslim population in Xi'an, and also a Chinese-style mosque - very interesting! I think you certainly did the right thing in trusting your instincts and turning back when you did, well done. Lovely to hear of the child with special needs taking a liking to you, and the picture she drew for you. I think I would also have been tempted to buy a life-size model of a terracotta warrior!! ?
13th September 2021

Xi'an
Thanks Alex :) I am really glad I followed my gut instinct too, usually I don't and end up regretting it. The Chinese food was probably the most tastiest that I tried in the Muslim Quarter purely because of the different spices they used there. I recently found a shop selling official Terracotta Warriors in Cornwall, although not real-life size ones, but much bigger than the one I purchased in China. I can share the details if you're interested and ever down that way.

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